BIGLAW: A Novel

BIGLAW: A Novel

by Lindsay Cameron

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BIGLAW: A Novel by Lindsay Cameron

The Devil Wears Prada meets One L, BIGLAW provides an insider's view of the cut-throat world of big New York law firms.

Mackenzie Corbett has always dreamed of living in New York City. Now, almost two years into her job as an associate at a premier Manhattan law firm, she's living her fantasy--big salary, high profile deals, cute boyfriend, designer bag on her arm. The giant bags under her eyes from lack of sleep don't fit into the fantasy, though. To make matters worse, she's being tormented by a bitter, bitchy senior associate, her boyfriend is annoyed she never has time for him, and now she's stuck on the deal from hell with a partner whose biggest claim to fame is throwing a stapler at a cleaning lady because she touched his ficus plant.
With the opportunity to secure a prestigious secondment on line, the overachiever in her is determined to endure whatever it takes to close the biggest deal in the firm's history. But when Mackenzie finds herself the focus of a devastating investigation her dream job begins spiraling into a nightmare.
In this pitch perfect, frightening accurate novel, Lindsay Cameron throws back the curtain to this intriguing world exposing the truth about life in Biglaw.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781634250276
Publisher: Ankerwycke
Publication date: 09/07/2015
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 1,046,981
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Lindsay Cameron worked for six years as a corporate attorney at large law firms in both the United States and Canada, including at one of New York's most profitable firms. BIGLAW is her debut novel.

Dara Rosenberg is an accomplished voice-over artist who has been recognized nationally for her extensive work in audiobooks and commercials. She has a BFA in drama from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and studied at Interlochen Arts Academy, where she majored in drama and musical theater. Dara lives in New York City.

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BIGLAW: A Novel 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Montzalee Wittmann More than 1 year ago
The 116 by James P. Muehlberger is not just any history book but a detailed and interesting detailed history book! A book that takes you further into the history then just the facts. The 116 is about the men who held back an army so Lincoln could escape when the war first started, but who were these men and what would have happened if they weren't there? This book pulls you into the times and makes you feel like you are there, feeling the rift in society, knowing the people, the weather, the hardships, it shows you the bickering quotes between fractions, lets you read want ad posters, the price of food, and get to know the men who stood with Lincoln. It is very well written and just doesn't concentrate on that incident alone but takes you back to several incidents to mesh things together. I like a history book that makes me feel I am reliving history, not reading it. Well done. I received this book from NetGalley for a honest review and it has no effect on my rating or review content.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Silk-Serif More than 1 year ago
BIGLAW is a surprisingly new version of ChickLit for me. The novel is written by a lawyer with attention to basic legal terminology and legal procedures while simultaneously developing a story most women will connect with. Although I had some issues with the main character the bulk of the novel regarding Mackenzie's experience working in BIGLAW was actually exciting. I know a lot people have said in reviews that the way she was treated was horrific, but it was exciting to feel the rush of competition pouring off the pages. Honestly, this is why I had always wanted to be a corporate lawyer: the competition, the rush, the around the clock schedule. It sounds fantastic! Plus, the fact that they have it set up so you can get everything you need and not have to stop working? I'd like to sign up to that, please! It's annoying having to leave your desk to grab food when you're on a deadline that doesn't really allow for meal breaks - in my experience sometimes you just don't eat at all to save time. The novel starts out with Mackenzie being pulled into her boss' office with a strong sense of foreboding and fear. Mackenzie keeps rethinking her day, trying to figure out where she could have made mistakes or done the wrong thing. The whole chapter ends with her wondering if the partners had learned of her tiny misbehaviour and if she was going to be fired for it. It was a really great line to hook in readers before they are thrust back to months before this ill fated meeting takes place. I loved the legal aspects of this novel and would have given it five stars if only it had stronger lead character.. Mackenzie's motivations for becoming a lawyer were incredibly selfish, considering it to be the epitome of success and not taking into account the actual job she would be doing. She often considered herself a victim in an environment where everyone is exposed to the same pressure and probably just as worn out and exhausted as she is. I felt like Mackenzie had never really had to work hard a day in her life and was therefore poorly equipped to deal with a real job. She was irresponsible; constantly pointing fingers at others for her mistakes. She honestly spent more time describing what designer labels she was wearing than focusing on the deals she was managing. Honestly, by the time the novel had come full circle I was glad that bad things were happening to Mackenzie because in a cruel way it felt like karma..she was busy judging everyone else throughout the book but never really looking at her own behaviour. I think that I just really couldn't connect with someone with such different motivations and priorities. I couldn't best my own biases on this one. Regardless, I really enjoyed BIGLAW for it's fantastic story telling and realistic look at corporate law in New York City. I was both excited and inspired by this book in multiple ways. I definitely recommend reading BIGLAW f you are a ChickLit fan or a fan of novels that are slightly outside their genres. I will definitely be checking out more Lindsay Cameron in the future!
Lillianne More than 1 year ago
Have you read "One L" by ScottTurow? See what life after law school might be like for lawyers at elite firms, because now we've got BIGLAW! Lindsay Cameron knocked the ball out of the park with her debut novel, BIGLAW. This novel is a must read for lawyers, law students, and law firm employees...but the book also appeals to a larger audience. Why? The author has managed to tell an intriguing story about life, or lack of a thereof, as an associate at top firms. However, the author manages to appeal to a greater audience by cleverly weaving in family, relationships, admirable wit and humor, in the setting of NYC. Think the intrigue of "The Firm" with humor to take the edge off of the seriousness. I received this book for free as part of BookSparks University Fall Reading Challenge in exchange for an honest review.
KrittersRamblings More than 1 year ago
Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings A young lawyer is trying to work her way up the ladder in a big New York law firm, but she has to sacrifice a long list of things to make it to the top. Mackenzie is a typical character in a typical book, but following her journey was more than typical. She was spunky and had sass but even in a lawyer world she had morals and tried her darndest to stay near her moral compass and I adored her for it. It was interesting to read about her relationship with a fellow lawyer and how different departments in law firms have a varying level of workload and hours they are expected to be in the office - learned something new! I loved how real Mackenzie was and how real the book felt.
Holly More than 1 year ago
BookSparks 2015 Fall Reading Challenge : Book 1 I received this book from the BookSparks 2015 Fall Reading Challenge in exchange for a honest review. BIGLAW is about Mackenzie Corbett's living in New York City and being a top notched lawyer. Mackenzie is living her dream of making big money in a big town, has a handsome boyfriend until a major deal comes along that sends her on a journey that she never saw coming and what really matters to her. Dealing with a hard to please bosses and her boyfriend that isn't pleased that she is spending so much time on getting this deal through will lead to a surprise ending that I think everyone will enjoy! I'm not much for books dealing with lawyers but this book made want to read it and love it! I loved how all the characters came together and who can't love Rita and Mackenzie, in fact I hope there will be a sequel to see what happens next to Mackenzie! Thank You to BookSparks for picking such a great book to start out the challenge! Thank You to Lindsay Cameron for writing such a great 1st novel and I'm looking forward for more great books in the future!